Our Programs

Our programs mix the best of both Washington and Silicon Valley, bringing together stakeholders in policy and technology to train the next generation of policy entrepreneurs.

Update: We announced on February 19 the Savilla Pitt Memorial Fellowship, which awards one member of each incoming Hub cohort an expenses-paid trip to visit DC and continue their work. As a result of this new opportunity, we have extended our application deadline to March 1.

At the Aspen Tech Policy Hub, we take tech experts, teach them the policy process through fellowship and executive education programs, and encourage them to develop outside-the-box solutions to society’s problems. The Hub currently runs two main programs to achieve this goal:

  1. The Aspen Tech Policy Hub Fellowship is a full-time, paid, ten-week program that teaches technology experts the policy process through an in-residence program in the Bay Area. The program is ideal for technologists interested in building better tech policy, whether that be within government or more broadly as an external advocate or from within the tech industry. It is particularly well-suited to applicants who have existing tech policy ideas they wish to refine and press forward. Admitted applicants receive an $18,000 stipend to enable their participation. While the Hub fellowship is normally full-time and in-person, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, any Fellowship program we hold is likely to be a mix of in-person and online programming until a vaccine is widely available.
  1. The Tech Executive Leadership Initiative (TELI) is a part-time, unpaid, online, ten-week program, co-sponsored by the Hub, that provides senior technology professionals with a unique leadership opportunity to strengthen their executive skills through real-world engagement with government problems. Through experiential learning with real government technology policy challenges, leaders hone their skills to work effectively with dedicated public servants and mitigate risk on technology projects. This program is ideal for senior executives who are interested in future federal government service or in otherwise honing their skills to engage more effectively with governments. The program is mainly online, but may include a weekend immersion retreat if one can safely be held.

More information about these programs can be found in the table below and our Fellowship and TELI pages below. Please review this information carefully to decide which program(s) are right for you, and then click below to apply. You may apply to one or both of the programs with a single application.

Which program(s) are right for me?

Aspen Tech Policy Hub FellowshipTech Executive Leadership Initiative
  • Focuses on building better tech policy broadly -- within government, within tech companies, or as an external advocate

  • Run by the Aspen Tech Policy Hub

  • Fellows get to pick their final project topic
  • Ten weeks

  • Full-time

  • In-person (pending COVID-19 restrictions) in Bay Area

  • $18,000 stipend for participation
    • Ten weeks

    • Part-time; classes held on weekday afternoons/evenings on a set schedule

    • Held mostly online with a potential weekend immersion in-person

    • No stipend for participation
    Eligibility Requirements
    • Ideal for those who have existing tech policy ideas they wish to refine and press forward

    • Cohorts of 15 participants
    • Ideal for those interested in learning about future federal government service or otherwise working with government

    • Cohorts of 30-60 participants


    Interested? Apply now. Applications are open through Monday, March 1, 2021.

    Applicants to the Hub Fellowship and Tech Executive Leadership Initiative are also automatically considered for the The Savilla Pitt Memorial Fellowship, awarded to one member of each incoming Aspen Tech Policy Hub cohort. Please see here to learn more about the Memorial Fellowship.

    Not sure? Join us for a live Twitter Q&A on Thursday, February 25 at 2pm PT/5pm ET at @AspenPolicyHub.